AN EYEWITNESS has told the Evening Times how a man involved in a botched robbery refused to leave the shop when discovered by staff.

He also threatened to “kill the polis dug” if officers refused to let him go.

We told earlier how police and fire crews rushed to Lighting Warehouse & Electrical Ltd on Commerce Street in Glasgow after the man locked himself inside.

Emergency services swarmed the area at around 9.30am.

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The eyewitness added: "He was first discovered at 8am when the workers opened. They tried to get him to leave, but he wouldn’t.

"One of the shop workers said the guy was wearing a tag and threatened to 'kill the polis dug' if they didn’t let him go."

Staff have suggested the man in question snuck in last night, hid, then got locked in and tried to get out, but couldn’t.

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The police were then called this morning and had to safely remove the man after the fire service moved the shutters up enough to get in.

The Evening Times has contacted Police Scotland for more details.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 9.55am on Friday, May 24 to assist emergency service partners at a property on Commerce Street, Glasgow.

"Operations Control mobilised one appliance and crews currently remain in attendance."